Suggestions to Beautiful Landscape Photographs
Landscape photography is a favourite genre amongst many photographers, including me and if composed and executed properly it can give results that are astounding. In reality there are so many top photographers that have contributed so much to the genre of landscape photography that it has now grown to really have a life of its own. Anyways leaving aside all this, what's landscape photography. Landscape photography is only photography of landscapes. It could be a snow clad mountain, a meandering river, a beautiful rainbow, a ruby red sunset or a placid lake. Whatever be the scene, there are definite rules or instead when you take those pics that are stunning guidelines you need to keep in mind.
1. The Angle of view: This is a major standard. If you want actual photos that are good, then you'll need to get as much of the landscape in your frame. If you are employing a point and shoot or a conventional zoom lens, this may get annoying. This is because these lenses have a narrow angle of view and hence will not be able to capture the whole landscape in your frame. In a point and shoot there is not much you can do except make use of the panorama mode (I'll talk in detail about the panorama mode). Then you definitely can use one of the wide angle lenses that are specialized, in the event you possess a DSLR. A great wide angle is the canon 10-22 mm lens that I use (Of course you can use it just with Cannon, but there are wide angle lenses available for all mounts. Just continue in mind you need a zoom in the range of 10-20 mm). The one disadvantage of this is that these are very expensive. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, you may use any one of the wide angle adaptors. All these are economical, but the image quality is not too good. So it is a trade off.
2. Time of shoot: This is very vital. The best time for landscape is either morning or twilight. The natural lighting offers the best result and is just correct. The dilemma with bright day light is that it may create a lot of glare, and will give your photos a washed out look. This can be rectified by using a circular polariser. Yet remember that using a CPL will reduce the amount of light entering the sensor by around two stops.
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3. Get a subject in the foreground: get a subject in the fore ground, As I 'd mentioned in my earlier post on rule of thirds. This could be a tree, or anything or boat proper. This make for a better composition and will definitely give greater depth to your photos.
4. Lastly it is a super trick to enhance the appearance of you pictures. Look for a road or meandering river and compose your picture in this type of manner that this road or river seems to either leaving or entering the photo. This gives a great aesthetic appeal to the photo.